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Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He contributed several essays to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011). Jon lives in San Francisco, but wishes he was back in Japan where he lived for seven years.

Want to Attend the Advance Screening of Sex and Zen 3D?

Good news again to our New York-based friends.  VCinema, in conjunction with the Village East Cinema, is offering invitations to attend an advance screening of the Hong Kong box-office hit Sex and Zen 3D (2011).  The screening will take place at the Village East Cinema on Thursday, August 18th at 9pm.  Just send your email address to us ( by Wednesday, August 17th and an invitation will be sent which allows you and one guest access to the event. Please keep in mind that, even though an invitation will be required to attend, seats are first-come-first-served.  So,  invitees are advised to get to the theater early to ensure a seat.  Also, you must be 18 years or older to attend this screening.  Sorry, we don’t write the laws.

Billed in its native Hong Kong as the “first 3D erotic film” (though the 2010 Korean film Natali might beg to differ on that claim), Sex and Zen 3D is somewhat of a reboot of the 1991 original Sex and Zen starring Lawrence Ng and Amy Yip.  The film is a  period piece based on The Carnal Prayer Mat, a classic Qing-era novel based about a scholar who devotes himself to a life of carnal pleasures.  Sex and Zen 3D is a category III film (the Hong Kong equivalent of a hard R rating) and holds the distinction of beating the first day Hong Kong box office draws of both Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009) with an earned 2.7 million Hong Kong dollars.

Sex and Zen 3D opens at the Village East Cinema and other select theaters around the U.S. on Friday, August 19th.

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